Environmental Protection Agency September 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 05-18565
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to adverse comments, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve Delaware's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The SIP revision pertains to the modifications to the ambient air quality standards for ozone and fine particulate matter. In the direct final rule published on July 18, 2005 (70 FR 41146), we stated that if we received adverse comments by August 17, 2005, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received adverse comments. EPA will address the comments received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on July 18, 2005 (70 FR 41166). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-18429
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-18428
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed concerns related to the synergistic effects of chemical dispersants with oil on water quality and organisms within the water column, spill modeling, and model limitations for the fate and effect of chemically dispersed oil.
Announcement of the Delegation of Partial Administrative Authority for Implementation of Federal Implementation Plan for the Nez Perce Reservation to the Nez Perce Tribe
Document Number: 05-18425
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces that on June 27, 2005, EPA Region 10 and the Nez Perce Tribe entered into a Partial Delegation of Administrative Authority to carry out certain day-to-day activities associated with administration of the Federal Implementation Plan for the Nez Perce Reservation (Nez Perce FIP). A note of this partial delegation is being added to the Nez Perce FIP.
Adequacy Status of the Nashville 1-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Update for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 05-18424
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) submitted in the Nashville (Middle Tennessee) 1-hour ozone maintenance plan update, dated August 10, 2005, by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. On March 2, 1999, the DC Circuit Court ruled that MVEBs submitted in state implementation plans (SIPs) cannot be used for transportation conformity determinations until EPA has affirmatively found them adequate. As a result of EPA's finding, the Nashville area can use the MVEBs from the submitted Nashville 1-hour ozone maintenance plan update for future conformity determinations.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs; Lauli'i Cylinders Superfund Removal Site
Document Number: 05-18423
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Action (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed Administrative Order on Consent (``AOC,'' Region 9 Docket No. 9-2005-0021) pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the Lauli'i Cylinders Removal Site (the ``Site''), located in Lauli'i, American Samoa. The respondent to the AOC is FCF Fisheries Co. LTD (``FCF''), which arranged for the disposal of hazardous substances at the Site for which EPA incurred response costs. Through the proposed AOC, FCF will reimburse the United States $20,000 of its response costs, which total approximately $130,000. The AOC provides FCF with a covenant not to sue and contribution protection for the costs and the removal action at the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed AOC. The Agency's response to any comments will be available for public inspection at EPA'S Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
State Program Requirements; Revision of the Approved National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program in North Dakota
Document Number: 05-18422
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 9, 2005, the Regional Administrator for Region 8 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency approved a revision to the existing North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program. With this revision, the State of North Dakota is now authorized to administer and enforce a pretreatment program where the State has jurisdiction. This program will be administered by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH), Division of Water Quality Department.
Fluoxastrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 05-18421
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of fluoxastrobin, (1E)-[2-[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4- pyrimydinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-dihydro-1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)metha none O- methyloxime, and its Z isomer, (1Z)-[2-[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro- 4-pyrimydinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-dihydro-1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)met hanone O- methyloxime, in or on leaf petioles subgroup 4B; peanut; peanut, hay; peanut, refined oil; tomato, paste; vegetable, fruiting, group 8; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C. This regulation also establishes tolerances for the indirect or inadvertent combined residues of fluoxastrobin and its Z isomer, in or on alfalfa, forage; alfalfa, hay; cotton, gin byproducts; grain, cereal, forage, fodder and straw, group 16; grass, forage; grass, hay; and vegetable, foliage of legume, group 7. This regulation additionally establishes tolerances for the combined residues of fluoxastrobin, its Z isomer, and its phenoxy-hydroxypyrimidine metabolite, 6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4- pyrimidinol, expressed as fluoxastrobin, in or on cattle, fat; cattle, meat; cattle, meat byproducts; goat, fat; goat, meat; goat, meat byproducts; horse, fat; horse, meat; horse, meat byproducts; milk; milk, fat; sheep, fat; sheep, meat; and sheep, meat byproducts. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Connecticut Marine Sanitation Device Standard; Receipt of Petition
Document Number: 05-18014
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2005 Hazardous Waste Report (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0976.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0024
Document Number: 05-18349
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Data Reporting Requirements For State and Local Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Programs (Reinstatement), EPA ICR Number 1613.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0252
Document Number: 05-18348
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to reinstate a previously approved collection, which expired on February 28, 1996. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Notice of Charter Renewals of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 05-18347
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The charter for the Environmental Protection Agency's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be renewed for an additional two-year period, as a necessary committee which is in the public interest, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App 2 Section 9(c). The purpose of the CHPAC is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on issues associated with development of regulations, guidance, and policies to address children's environmental health risks. It is determined that the CHPAC is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by law.
Ethylhexyl Glucopyranosides; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-18244
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes two exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of [alpha]-D-glucopyranoside, 2-ethylhexyl 6-O-[alpha]-D glucopyranosyl- and [alpha]-D- glucopyranoside, 2-ethylhexyl when used as inert ingredients in or on growing crops. Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of these two ethylhexyl glucopyranoside chemicals.
Pesticide Product; Registration Approval
Document Number: 05-18243
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide product, Mycogen Brand B.t. moCry1F Insect Resistant Corn Seed and Florbac Slurry containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)7 and 3(c)5 respectively of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Carbofuran; Risk Assessment Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment and related documents for the carbamate pesticide carbofuran, and opens a public comment period on these documents. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for carbofuran through the full 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. This notice opens phase 3 of the 6-Phase process.
Alkyl (C10
Document Number: 05-18241
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes two exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of alkyl (C10- C16) polyglycosides also known as D-glucopyranose, oligomeric, C10-C16-alkyl glycosides when used as an inert ingredient in or on growing crops, when applied to raw agricultural commodities after harvest, or to animals. Cognis Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of D-glucopyranose, oligomeric, C10-C16-alkyl glycosides.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Science Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-18240
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB. The Board will (1) be briefed on strategic science issues facing EPA, (2) continue its planning for SAB activities, and (3) it may review and approve of one or more draft SAB Committee reports.
Omega Chemical Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: 05-18237
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Omega Chemical Site in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California with 171 de minimis settling parties. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(g) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g) and it requires the settling parties to pay $10,189,384 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposed Rule No. 43
Document Number: 05-18236
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add five new sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section.
National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites
Document Number: 05-18235
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds seven new sites to the General Superfund Section of the NPL.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council's Working Group on Public Education Requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 05-18234
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the first public meeting of the Working Group of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) on the Public Education Requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule (WGPE). The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for the WGPE members to begin discussions on the public education requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Ogden City Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-18233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to take direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah. On November 29, 2004, the Governor of Utah submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-12, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part C, Carbon Monoxide,'' which incorporates a revised maintenance plan for the Ogden carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance area for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The revised maintenance plan contains revised transportation conformity budgets for the years 2005 and 2021. In addition, the Governor submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-35, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part E, Weber County,'' which incorporates a revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Weber County. In this action, EPA is approving the Ogden City CO revised maintenance plan, the revised transportation conformity budgets, the revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Weber County, and the revisions to rules R307-110-12 and R307-110-35. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Ogden City Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-18232
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah. On November 29, 2004, the Governor of Utah submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-12, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part C, Carbon Monoxide,'' which incorporates a revised maintenance plan for the Ogden carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance area for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The revised maintenance plan contains revised transportation conformity budgets for the years 2005 and 2021. In addition, the Governor submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-35, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part E, Weber County,'' which incorporates a revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Weber County. In this action, EPA is approving the Ogden City CO revised maintenance plan, the revised transportation conformity budgets, the revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Weber County, and the revisions to rules R307-110-12 and R307-110-35. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Opportunity to Obtain Information and Present Testimony on Proposed Public Health Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, NV; Notice of Public Hearings
Document Number: 05-18226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct public hearings to receive comments on its proposed amendments to the Public Health and Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada in Amargosa Valley, NV; Las Vegas, NV; and Washington, DC. The amended proposed standards were published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2005. The 60-day public comment period closes on October 21, 2005.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Performance Measures Work Group; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-18008
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) Performance Measures Work Group on September 26, 2005. An agenda for this meeting is being developed and will be posted on EPA's website. The work group is developing advice and recommendations concerning performance management measures for EPA's pesticide program.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification To Convene Workgroups of Experts for Rapid Consultative Advice on Scientific and Technical Issues From Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-18227
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces its intent to convene workgroups of experts drawn from the U.S. EPA SAB, the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (chartered advisory committees), their standing committees, subcommittees, and advisory panels to provide rapid consultative advice on scientific and technical issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York; Revised Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for 1990 and 2007 using MOBILE6
Document Number: 05-18094
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the attainment and maintenance of the 1- hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. Specifically, EPA is approving New York's revised 1990 and 2007 motor vehicle emission budgets recalculated using MOBILE6 and modified date for submittal of the State's mid-course review. The intended effect of this action is to approve a SIP revision that will help the State continue to plan for attainment of the 1-hour NAAQS for ozone in its portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island nonattainment area (New York Metropolitan NAA).
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: 05-18093
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces the availability of EPA decisions identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Nevada to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 303(d)(2), and requests public comment. Section 303(d)(2) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On September 1, 2005, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Nevada's 2004 submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Nevada's listing of 205 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA disapproved Nevada's decisions not to list 98 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water bodies and pollutants along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2004 Section 303(d) list. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its decisions to add waters and pollutants to Nevada 2004 Section 303(d) list, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations. EPA will consider public comments in reaching its final decisions on the additional water bodies and pollutants identified for inclusion on Nevada's final lists.
Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 05-18092
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern definitions, sulfur emission regulations, and various other burning regulations. We are proposing to approve these regulations in order to regulate their corresponding emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The 2005 National Survey of Local Emergency Planning Committees, EPA ICR Number 1903.02, OMB Control Number 2050-0162
Document Number: 05-18091
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request for a continuing collection. The prior collection for the 1999 National Survey of Local Emergency Planning Committees expired on June 30, 2002. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Interim Final Determination To Stay and/or Defer Sanctions, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-18020
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making an interim final determination to stay and/or defer imposition of sanctions based on a proposed approval of revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) published elsewhere in today's Federal Register. The revisions concern San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Rule 4623 Storage of Organic Liquids.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-18019
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from facilities storing and processing organic liquids such as crude oil and petroleum by-products. We are approving SJVUAPCD Rule 4623, a rule regulating these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-18018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from facilities storing and processing organic liquids such as crude oil and petroleum by-products. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan and Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)-Removal of VOC Exemptions for California's Aerosol Coating Products Reactivity-based Regulation
Document Number: 05-18016
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is finalizing approval of a new consumer products regulation as part of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone under the Clean Air Act (CAA) as amended in 1990. This California regulation adopts a new approach to reducing ozone formation from volatile organic compounds (VOC) in aerosol coating products. The EPA is also approving the use of California's Tables of Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) to allow implementation of their rule. This action also revises EPA's definition of VOCs so that compounds which we previously identified as negligibly reactive and exempt from EPA's regulatory definition of VOCs now count towards a product's reactivity-based VOC limit for the purpose of California's aerosol coatings regulation. These revisions were previously proposed in the Federal Register on January 7, 2005 (70 FR 1640) and are expected to help in California's efforts to attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
Interim Guidance on Control of Volatile Organic Compounds in Ozone State Implementation Plans
Document Number: 05-18015
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages States to consider recent scientific information on the photochemical reactivity of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the development of State implementation plans (SIPs) designed to meet the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This interim guidance summarizes recent scientific findings, provides examples of innovative applications of reactivity information in the development of VOC control measures, and clarifies the relationship between innovative reactivity-based policies and EPA's current definition of VOC. This interim guidance does not change any existing rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 05-18013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of establishing guidelines to identify stationary sources of air pollution potentially subject to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) emission control requirements. Owners and operators of stationary sources meeting the eligibility criteria will be required to submit source identification and emission unit description information to the state by September 1, 2005. BART-eligibility information is to be submitted on Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) form 542-8125 that lists facility information and emission unit identification and description. Annual emission totals in tons-per-year (potential) for PM10, NOX, SO2 and VOCs are also required.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 05-18012
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of establishing guidelines to identify stationary sources of air pollution potentially subject to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) emission control requirements. Owners and operators of stationary sources meeting the eligibility criteria will be required to submit source identification and emission unit description information to the state by September 1, 2005. BART-eligibility information is to be submitted on Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) form 542-8125 that lists facility information and emission unit identification and description. Annual emission totals in tons-per-year (potential) for PM10, NOX, SO2 and VOCs are also required.
Cyfluthrin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 05-17823
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyfluthrin in or on almond hulls, cucurbit vegetable crop group 9, fruiting vegetable group 8; grass forage; grass hay; grape; grape, raisin; leafy Brassica greens, subgroup 5B; leafy vegetable group, except Brassica, group 4; pistachio; pome fruit group 11; stone fruit group 12; tuberous and corm vegetable subgroup 1C; peanut; peanut, hay; pea and bean, dried shelled, except soybean, subgroup 6C; tree nuts, Crop Group 14; turnip greens; wheat forage; wheat hay; and wheat straw. Bayer CropScience and the Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR- 4) requested the tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Addition of Diisononyl Phthalate Category; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Notice of Data Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-18090
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 14, 2005, EPA issued a notice of data availability concerning a proposed rule to add a diisononyl phthalate (DINP) category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). The notice of data availability made available for public comment a revised hazard assessment for DINP. The purpose of this action is to inform interested parties that, in response to a request for an extension, EPA is extending the comment period by 30 days until October 12, 2005. The comment period for the notice of data availability was previously scheduled to close on September 12, 2005.
Metam Sodium Risk Assessment; Notice of Avaiabilty; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-18076
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of July 13, 2005, concerning the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment and related documents for the fumigant metam sodium. This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from September 12, 2005, to October 12, 2005.
Dazomet Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-18075
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of July 13, 2005, concerning the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment and related documents for the fumigant dazomet. This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from September 12, 2005, to October 12, 2005.
1,3-Dichloropropene Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-18074
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of July 13, 2005, concerning the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment and related documents for the fumigant 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D), which is commonly known as telone. This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from September 12, 2005, to October 12, 2005.
Ocean Dumping; LA-3 Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Designation
Document Number: 05-18024
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today designates LA- 3 as a permanent ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS) located offshore of Newport Beach, California, managed at a maximum annual dredged material disposal quantity of 2,500,000 cubic yards (yd\3\) (1,911,000 cubic meters [m\3\]), and adjusts the management of the permanently-designated LA-2 ODMDS at an increased maximum annual dredged material disposal quantity of 1,000,000 yd\3\ (765,000 m\3\) for the ocean disposal of clean dredged material from the Los Angeles County and Orange County regions. The availability of suitable ocean disposal sites to support ongoing maintenance and capital improvement projects is essential for the continued use and economic growth of the vital commercial and recreational areas in the region. Dredged material will not be allowed to be disposed of in the ocean unless the material meets strict environmental criteria established by the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The action would shift the center of the permanently-designated LA- 3 site approximately 1.3 nautical miles (nmi) (2.4 kilometers [km]) to the southeast of the interim LA-3 site, and encompass a region that is already disturbed by dredged material. The permanent site also would be located on a flat, depositional plain, and away from the submarine canyons, that will be more amenable to surveillance and monitoring activities. The LA-2 site is a permanently designated ODMDS that has been historically managed at an average annual disposal quantity of 200,000 yd\3\ (153,000 m\3\) for the disposal of material dredged primarily from the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor complex. The action will allow an increased volume of dredged material to be disposed annually at this site. The annual disposal quantity has occasionally exceeded the historical annual average due to capital projects from both the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Thus, the new maximum volume designation would accommodate the projected average annual volume requirements as well as provide for substantial annual volume fluctuations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Emergency Planning and Release Notification Requirements (EPCRA Sections 302, 303, and 304); EPA ICR Number 1395.06, OMB Control Number 2050-0092
Document Number: 05-18022
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2006. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Protections for Subjects in Human Research
Document Number: 05-18010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes and invites public comment on a rulemaking to ban intentional dosing human testing for pesticides when the subjects are pregnant women or children, to formalize and further strengthen existing protections for subjects in human research conducted or supported by EPA, and to extend new protections to adult subjects in intentional dosing human studies for pesticides conducted by others who intend to submit the research to EPA. This proposal, the first of several possible Agency actions, focuses on third-party intentional dosing human studies for pesticides, but invites public comment on alternative approaches with broader scope.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; VA; Redesignation of the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 05-17928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia is requesting that the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County (the Fredericksburg Nonattainment Area) be redesignated as attainment for the eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Commonwealth's SIP revision establishes a maintenance plan for the Fredericksburg Nonattainment Area that provides requirements for continued attainment of the eight-hour ozone NAAQS for the next 10 years. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request and revision to the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Methyl Bromide Risk Assessments for Fumigant Pesticide; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-18009
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of July 13, 2005, concerning the availability of EPA's human health and environmental fate and effects risk assessments and related documents for the fumigant methyl bromide. This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from September 12, 2005 to October 12, 2005.
Revisions to the Territory of American Samoa State Implementation Plan, Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 05-17931
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by the Territory of American Samoa that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Territory of American Samoa State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the territorial agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), Office of Air and Radiation Docket and Information, and the Regional Office.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Maryland; Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units
Document Number: 05-17930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the May 12, 2005 negative declaration letter submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The negative declaration certifies that existing CISWI units, subject to Clean Air Act (the Act) requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 and the related emissions guidelines (EG), have been permanently shut down and have been dismantled in the State of Maryland. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the MDE certification as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial action and anticipates no adverse comments. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Maryland; Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units
Document Number: 05-17929
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the May 12, 2005 negative declaration letter submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The negative declaration certifies that existing CISWI units, subject to Clean Air Act (the Act) requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 and related emission guidelines (EG), have been permanently shut down and have been dismantled in the State of Maryland.